"They say God loves us But He causes us such pain He makes the nuns get horny And it drives the priests insane He stokes those fires Then He withholds the rain
God loves a joke..."
Lyrics by Andy Robinson
You won't find references to horny nuns in every song on this CD, but you will find insightful lyrics full of real world irony and humor. The band features alternating lead vocals by songwriter/mountain dulcimer player, Andy Robinson, and Babs Parent (a beautiful voice!) against an unusual blend of acoustic and electric instruments. Slide guitar fans should note Scott Colby's contribution: his style, which consists of playing "upside down barre chords", allows him to play things other slide players simply can't!
Robinson uses melodic and lyrical tools gleaned from early influences such as the Beatles and Kinks, to express his own unique take on life.
There's a song here about a girl who flies in her dreams. There's one about falling in love with your best friend's sister. There's even a song which turns an ordinary scarecrow into a martyred hero! And of course, there are those horny nuns...
The album also owes greatly to brother/producer Doug Robinson, whose tasteful arranging/musicianship helps elevate each song.
Life is too short for boring music, and anyway, you deserve better! Do you like acoustic music with brains, heart, and balls? Try The Andy Robinson Band!
(By the way, that really is Andy, balanced on his father's outstretched hand in the cover photo!)
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